This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com ROOST ISI

ROOST Improved
ROOST Improved - ROOST Improved Specific Impulse

Credit: © Mark Wade. 1,000 bytes. 69 x 344 pixels.



Family: VTOVL. Country: USA. Status: Study 1963. Other Designations: Reusable One stage Orbital Space Truck.

Bono's first design for a reusable single stage to orbit LH2/Lox booster, using Improved Specific Impulse approach: many engines feeding into single large nozzle.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 454,500 kg. to: 325 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 8,330,820 kgf. Total Mass: 6,763,400 kg. Core Diameter: 21.3 m. Total Length: 81.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 154.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.



Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Definitions of Technical Terms.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .